Ottoman, 1618

Folio Album leaf paper cut-outs. Three cut-out flowers: cyclamen and lilac on the left; pink roses and tulip in centre; tulip on the right. © The Trustees of the British Museum

The art of Ebru Sanati - Ebru is a traditional Turkish and Islamic art, where the artist paints on water and then transfers the image to paper.

The art of Ebru Sanati - Ebru is a traditional Turkish and Islamic art, where the artist paints on water and then transfers the image to paper.

Some of the illustrations in the Gaznevi Album are in a mixed technique of painting, collage and cut-paper work, their materials including coloured paper and sequins. This example is a composition of flowers beneath a scrollwork floral bower. The fritillaria in the centre is a rare example of this flower in the art of decoration. Gaznevi Album.

Composition of flowers beneath a scrollwork floral bower. The fritillaria in the centre is a rare example of this flower in the art of decoration.

Image gallery: A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc

Folio Album leaf with paper cut-outs. Cut-outs of green cypress tree, orange lily, pink lilac and violets.

Arabic Calligraphy, Islamic Art, Art History, Language, Needlepoint, Art Yarn, Speech And Language, Arabic Calligraphy Art

Image gallery: A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc

Folio Album leaf with paper cut-outs. Central cut-out of vase of yellow roses, pink carnations and pink lilac. Green cypress cut-outs on either side.

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